Goya: “Invited Work”
Museo del Prado, Madrid1
9 January – 24 April 2016
For a period of three months, Room 34 of the Prado’s Villanueva Building is displaying Goya’s portrait of Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna, one of the most interesting works by the artist among those housed in the Frick Collection in New York. The special loan of this work falls within the context of the Museum’s “Invited Work” programme, an activity sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado since 2010 with the aim of further enriching a visit to the Museum and establishing points of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s Permanent Collection.
Link to Press Release: 2016-02-Goya-Osuna-FrickToPrado
GOYA THE PORTRAITS
The National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Lunchtime Talks – Free, no booking
Courses – £14/£12 concession/£10 members
Thursday 29 October
Goya & the Duchess of Alba
Marcus B. Burke
Senior Curator, Museum Department, The Hispanic Society of America, New York
Course (Sainsbury Wing Theatre)
Thursday 12 November
Tutor: Aileen Ribeiro
£14/£12 concessions/£10 members
Professor Aileen Ribeiro of the Courtauld Institute of Art explores themes of costume and national identity in Spain, England and France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Monday 16 November
The Altamira Family, Goya and Portraiture
Chief curator, The Frick Collection, New York
Saturday 21 November
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Subversive portraits: Goya and his legacy
Speakers: Juliet Wilson Bareau, Emma Barker, Xavier Bray, Gill Perry and Yinka Shonibare
£25/£14 concessions/£10 members and OU students
Explore portraits by Goya and other artists in the context of Napoleonic Europe, and discover why Goya has been such a key figure for modern and contemporary artists from Manet to Jake and Dinos Chapman. Held in collaboration with the Open University.
Monday 30 November
Public faces, private views: Goya’s letters and the problem of portraiture
Visiting Fellow, University of Essex
Monday 21 December
Painted Cloth: Goya and Dress
The first exhibition in the UK to focus solely on Goya’s portraits. It will look at a wide range of works across his career, from official commissions depicting monarchs and generals through to informal images capturing close friends and colleagues. Among them, court servants in Madrid,such as Andrés del Peral (c.1797), who was appointed guilder to the court of Charles III in 1785, only a year before Goya’s own appointment as court painter. The exhibition will present new research on the artist and sitters by its curator Xavier Bray, Chief Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery and ARTES member.
El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales de Juan de Flandes a Antonio López, exhibition, Palacio Real, Madrid, 4 December 2014 – 19 April 2015.
Paintings and sculptures produced for the Spanish Court. Includes Ribera’s Don Juan Jose de Austria on Horseback; and the contemporary group portrait of the present royal family by Antonio Lopez, which apparently took 10 years to complete.
Curators’ comments on selected highlights
360 degree views of 8 of the sculpted portraits